Protected disclosure (whistleblowers)

If you are suspicious or know that Council, a councillor or a Council employee is engaging in corruption, wrongdoing or improper conduct, you are encouraged to report it in writing, over the phone or in person. You can remain anonymous if you wish.

Reporting of such conduct is commonly referred to as ‘whistleblowing’. Whistleblowers are protected under the Protected Disclosure Act 2012, which applies to all government bodies.

The Act encourages you to report any improper conduct of public officers and government organisations by providing you with protection and ensuring that any matters you disclose are properly investigated and dealt with.

Our procedures for reporting improper conduct are in place to ensure we are accountable to the community, and so the person making the disclosure, and their wellbeing, are protected.

You can make a disclosure by post, email, in person or over the phone.

To make a disclosure about a Council officer or employee, contact:

Carol Jeffs
CEO 
Cardinia Shire Council 
PO Box 7
Pakenham VIC 3810
Ph: 1300 787 624
Email: c.jeffs@cardinia.vic.gov.au

or 

Doug Evans
Manager Governance 
Cardinia Shire Council 
PO Box 7
Pakenham VIC 3810
Ph: 1300 787 624
Email: d.evans@cardinia.vic.gov.au 

or 

The Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission Victoria
Ph 1300 735 135
www.ibac.vic.gov.au

To make a disclosure about a Councillor or the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), contact:  

The Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission Victoria
Ph 1300 735 135
www.ibac.vic.gov.au